I’m absolutely stunned – I finished in 70th position (among the ‘fitness’ skaters – i.e. anyone except the absolute pros) in the Berlin Half Marathon inline skating 10 days ago, with a net time of 47:01. I knew the race had been OK – that time is 1 minute slower than my best time, but it was raining and the corners were very slippery and that knocked a couple of minutes off the time for sure… but 70th place! I’m so, so incredibly happy with that, considering there were more than 1000 people starting the race, and 105 places better than my 2009 finish.

Here’s the GPS map of the course, and the video of me crossing the line:


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